Asked why he would not call for decriminalisation
in his manifesto, Kennedy said: "It would be inconsistent for me to be arguing for a Royal Commission and then to prejudge it.
The scheme that we have been developing since September is a sensible way of dealing with this problem and I would fear the consequences of legalisation or decriminalisation
Mr Hellawell, sidelined last year when he was given a part-time role as an adviser on international drugs issues, said of the Government's new policy: ``This would virtually be decriminalisation
of cannabis and this is, quite frankly, giving out the wrong message.
The Rev Bill Wallace, of the Church of Scotland's Board of Social Responsi- bility, said: "Where decriminalisation
has been introduced it has not led to a decrease in the exploitation of women.
One day, perhaps sooner than you think, proper decriminalisation
on the Dutch model, recently followed by Portugal and even Switzerland, will reach Britain, mainly because it will be such a boon for the Treasury.
An influential cross-party House of Commons committee will later this month begin investigating the possible decriminalisation
The myths and misconceptions around decriminalisation
That upset another member of the Welsh nationalists, Jeff Gregory, who quit when he was told he would have to tow the line after the party formally backed the decriminalisation
of the drug.
Cllr Julie Jackson, cabinet member and portfolio holder for planning and development at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: "The borough council will be looking further at the issue of decriminalisation
IT IS always nice to see the wider Merseyside residents taking an interest in Liverpool, in particular, our proposed parking fines when decriminalisation
of parking begins on July 1 (Letters, June 14).
The Labour MP for Cardiff Central said the decriminalisation
of the drug would "remove criminals from the equation" and could provide a "handy cash crop" for British farmers suffering after the foot-and-mouth crisis, BSE and concerns over GM crops.
Sir Paul McCartney was attacked last night after making a new call for the decriminalisation